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By STECK, SH IO LOK & SCHRODER. WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, EE BRU A RY 14, MM 7 New Series No. tl!22_Vol..,,,? l.vvm v-L
Brown's Mule, 10 lbs. Caddy, . . $3,25
Red Jay, 10 lbs. Caddy, , . . . 3,25
World Beater, 10 lbs. Caddy, . . . 3,00
We will not sell over 5 Cad
dies to any customer. These
tobaccos are now listed at
C. W. & J. E. Bauknight,
WALHALLA, 5. C.
& It PAYS TO BUY FOR. CASH. J&
This isn't a protest against the automobile,
who can afford it may "burn gasoline" to their
content. In fact it helps" business.
Hut you will remember that the grasshopper that sang
all summe? got his singer ??adl'y out of tune when winter
time arrived, lt's fun to go the fast pace, but not unless
you can afford it. It's better to piny save than to be
sorry afterward, lt's better to save a little as you go
along than to whiz off into the future on high speed and
land in the ditch. The rich men of to-day were the sav
ing men ol' yesterday, almost without exception. Our
bank offers jon every oportunity for systematic saving.
The Westminster Bank,
When You Think of Banking Think of
THE WESTMINSTER BANK.
J. ?v I?. COATS1
SILKATINE CKOCHKT COTTON,
regular price 5c, Special Two for 5c
(Six to Customer.)
10c. value, Special, yawl.BJiC
It Will Pay You to Trade at
L. Blumenthal's Bargain Store,
SATURDAY AND MONDAY,
FEBRUARY 17th and 19th.
SKA ISLAND SHEETING,
.10 inches wide; 1 2 Vi.e.. value, S|K?
ciaJ, per''yard.o )2 c.
(Fifteen yards to Customer.)
K/4 BLEACHED SHEETING,
regular price 30c; Special, per yard,
AND COLORED PETTICOATS,
usual price $1.25. Special.70c.
INDIES' WOOD SWEATERS,
good values for $2.50. Special $1.48.
worth $1.75, to )>o disposed of, as
long as they last, at only. . . .$1.10.
MISSES' WOOL SWEATERS,
Our regular price $2.25. Specinl
ONE LOT OP
MEN'S OVERALL JACKETS,
$1.25 value. Special.?80.
good duality; free from starch, 1 2 Vi
cents value--Saturday ami .Monday
only, at, per yard.0J?c.
worth (?Oe, Special at-.
OXIO IX)'!' OK MEN'S HATS,
$2.00 and $1.50 values, to be closed
evory-day price, 5c. Special. . . ,3c,
HOYS' KLEEOED UNDERWEAR,
35c. value; on this occasion ... l?c.
ftc. HOOKS AND EYES.
10c. LADIES' GRAY HOSE._8c.
LADIES* AND MISSES LONG
<M>ATS TO RE DISPOSED OK AT
SHARPLY REDUCED PRICES.
L. Blumenthal, Westminster, 5. C.
STATU WAREHOUSE IN POLITICS
?olin li. M(l,;mrlii Announces Entry
lu (oilxTimtoi lal Knee.
(The State. 13th.)
A new political faction was set in
motion last night when the State
Warehouse Association "recommend
ed" .lohn L. McLaurin, of Bennetts
ville, for Qovernor, and Oscar K.
Mauldin, ol' Greenville, for Lieuten
ant Governor. Mr. McLaurin ami
Mr. Mauldin promised to make the
race. Senator J. A. Hanks presided
at the meeting.
The action of the members in in
troducing politics Into the proceed
ings has caused a split in the ranks
of the State Warehouse Association.
When a State ticket was proposed, :
M. O. Danztler. of Orangeburg, and
lt. M. Cooper, of Wlsacky, members
of the executive committee of the as
sociation, and E. W. Oabbs. former
president of the South Carolina State
Farmers' Union, withdrew from the
In lils speech of acceptance Mr.
McLaurin said that be would make
the State warehouse system an issue
in State politics and that he would
begin bis campaign for Governor
next summer. He said that he would
rather be Warehouse Commissioner
than Governor, but that the present
administration was unfriendly to the
system and that be would enter the
race to save the State warehouse.
The labor unions and tho secret far
mers* societies will be asked to join
in the McLaurin Gubernatorial
Dentil ol' Mrs. J. A. Reardon.
(Tugaloo Tribune, 13th.)
Mrs. Lucy Dearden, wife of J. A.
Dearden, died this morning at 3.30
! nt their homo in the Oconee mill vil
lage. Mrs. Bennien had been an in
I valid for the past ten years and
? death came as a great relief to her
sufferings. Before her marriage she
was a 'Miss Doyle and was well
known and largely connected
? throughout the county. She leaves
? ber husband and eight children to
I mourn ber departure. Four of the
? children are married and live in
j homes of their own. Mrs. Dearden
j was perhaps 50 years old and was
an excellent Christian, being a mefn
j ber of Return Raptlst church. Many
I friends sympathize with the bereav
ed husband and family. Interment
will take place to-morrow at. 11 a. m.
? in the cemetery at .Return.
Carranza Enters Lists.
Washington, Feb. 12.-Revolu
tion swept Mexico's defacto govern
ment entered tho lists as an interna
tional peace-maker to-day. With an
adentic note to all neutrals it pro
posed a Joint effort to end the Euro
pean war, to be followed, in the
event of failure, by the cutting off
of all exports of munitions and sup
plies to belligerents.
The communication was handed to
I the State Department by R. P. Ne
gri, charge of the Carranza embassy
here. It was received with expres
sions of mingled amusement and
gravity in official quarters. There
had been no decision to-night as to
the American government's re
sponse, but the prevailing opinion
was that Secretary Lansing would
reply promptly and briefly, referring
to the futile effort of President Wil
son to bring about peace, and point
ing out that under existing condi
tions an embargo on exports would
be a breach of neutrality.
Among entente diplomats Carran
za's action was denounced as ano
ther evidence of (?orman influence in
Mexico and as a further effort to be
cloud tho issue and embarrass the
United States in the situation result
ing from Germany's new submarine
.Many Lost In Hotel Fire.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. I 2.-At
least 13 are believed to have lost
their lives by Ure which destroyed
the Kenwood Hotel last night. The
hotel proprietor says 11 others aro
missing. Many guests of the estab
lishment lost their clothes in a tem
perature of ten below zero.
Fire started in the basement of
the hotel and many guests were
trapped in the upper floors of the
four-story structure. The police be
lieve a number of persons wore pre
cipitated into the basement of the
crumbling doors and were buried in
the debris, over which the thick lay
ers of ice formed. Many of the 7G
guests were transients and thc ac
tual loss may never be known.
Lancaster Man Shot to Death.
Lancaster, Feb. ll.--Walter Ev
ans, a prominent farmer of Jones
Cross Roads, shot and killed Ed Bal
ley and wounded his brother, J. Y.
Bailey, in a difficulty this afternoon.
lt is said the trouble was of long
standing. Evans was shot throng))
the face, but came to Lancaster and
received medical attention, after
wards being placed In jail. All the
parties are prominent In their com
Birmingham Lawyer Kills Self.
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 8-Walker
Percy, former member of the Legis
lature and general counsel for tho
Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad
Company, committed suicido late this
afternoon at his residence on High
land avenue. No cause is known for
GERMANY WANTS TO DISCUSS
Matters Rotative to Present Mode ol' I
Washington, Feb. 12.-Tho Uni
ted States has replied to Germany's I .
proposal of a discussion of the sui)- ]
marine situation hy declining to en
ter into any negotiations while the 1
proclamation of unrestricted war- 1
fare remains in effect and until Ger- i
many restores the pledges given in |
the Sussex case. , <
The State Department to-day <
made . public Germany's proposal, <
submitted in a memorandum by Dr. ?
Paul Ullter. tho Swiss minister, and <
also the government's reply, thereby |
confirming fully tho announcement ?
made 'ny the Associated Press last
The communication is as follows:
"The Swiss government has boon
requested hy the Gorman govern
ment to say that the latter ls now,
as before, willing to negotiate, for- i
malty or informally, with the Uni
ted States, provided that thc com
mercial blockade against longland
will not be broken thereby.
(Signed) "I\ Ritter."
Reply to Germany.
' My Dear Mr. Minister: I am re
quested by the President to say to
you. In acknowledging the. memoran
dum which you were kind enough to
sepd to me on the 11th Instant, that
the government of the United States
would gladly discuss with the Ger
man government any questions it
might propose for discussion were ll
to withdraw Its proclamation of the
81st of January, in which, suddenly
and without previous Intimation of
any kino, It canceled the assurances
which it had Riven this government
on the 4th of May last, but that lt.
does not feel that it can enter into
any discussion with the German gov
ernment concerning the policy of
submarine warfare against neutrals
which lt ls now pursuing unless and
until the German government re
news its assurances of the 4th of
May and acts upon the assurance."
"No other Interchange on this sub
ject bas taken pince between this
government and any other govern
ment or persons," said Mr. Lansing,
commenting on this latest inter
change of notes.
Price Lose? Ills Job.
W. W. Price, formerly a well
known newspaper man in South Car
olina, but who for the past number
of years has been White House re
porter for the Washington Star, has
boon discharged front that paper in
connection with the recent leak ol'
thc President's pence message.
Coneross, Feb. 12.-Special: Mrs.
.1. S. Abbott and son Colie visited
relatives and friends in Greenville
.Master John Gibson has been nt
home with measles for the past
Miss Inez Douthit, ol' Walhalla,
spent Saturday and Sunday with
Mrs. H. J. Hesse and family.
Mr. Watkins, of Clemson, with
some others who are interested in
the cream route, are to meet Thurs
day at the Coneross Exchange. All
the farmers who aro interested in
the cream route should be there.
Lost late in Cotton Seed.
Lancaster, Feb. H.-The body of
Waddell Mackey, a li*,-year-old ne
gro, was dug out of the seed of the
seed house of the Lancaster Oil Co.
to-day. It is said Mackey dug a hole
in tho seed yesterday afternoon to
take a nap, a pile ol' seed falling on
The following Is a Hst of letters
remaining uncalled for in the Wal
halla post ofTlce for tho week ending
February 13, HH7:
Mrs. Manda Brown, Miss Fannie
V. Cowen, Blsoio Road, Mrs. K.
Sharp. Mrs. Lula Whytt.
When calling for the above plc iso
say they are advertised.
N. Fant. P. M.
Sell-Guiding Torpedo Invention.
Williston, N. Dakota. Feb. 11.-A
self-guiding torpedo, based on mag
netic control, luis boon invented by
Chas. J. Field, of this city, a grand
son ol' Cyrus W. Field, who laid the
great trans-Atlantic cable. Mr. Field,
in announcing his invention, said
that it had been turned over to the
United States government. Recent
ofllcial tests, 'Mr. Field said, credited
the device with seven hits out of
eight attempts, whereas the ordinary
torpedf bas a much smaller average
There are a number of women min
ers employed in Bohemia, and their
average rate of pay ls 2 8 cents a day.
Pension funds for municipal em
ployees have been established in 169
cities in this country.
In shape Mexico is like an enorm
ous cornucopia, with Its opening to
ward tho United States.
Shoes have been Invented from
which tho uppers and heels can be re
moved to enablo thom to be worn as
SMALL REVOLUTION IN OURA.
tlavaua is Stirred-Rebellion Result
of Election Dissatisfaction.
Havana, Feb. 10.- Havana was
stirred to-day by reports of a rcvo- 1
lutlonnry movement. During tho
?light Secretary or the Interior Aure
lio I levin notified the civil and mili
tary authorities that a plot to over
throw tho government had been dis- 1
covered involving civil and military
illlclals, and rumors that high army
jfneors had been placed under arrest
*pread over the city, causing both
?\cttoment and alarm. 'Thorn had
iieen mutterings of an uprising ever
since the Presidential elections in
November last, tho result of which
has not yet been determined.
Three subordinate oHlcer?-:, Clouts.
Arson io Lopez Bure?lo. Ramon Cas
tellanos and Gustavo Gonzales Heb
illa, aro under arrest, charged with
complicity in thc plot, the exact na
ture of which is not yet known. The
names of Baldomcro Acosta, mayor
of Mariano; Chief of Police Barron,
of Mariano, and Cen. Lotting del Cas
tillo, who represented Cuba at tho
San Francisco exposition, also havo
About. Thirty Escape.
Havana, Feb. ll.-The. Cuban
government to-night made the olll
cial statement, that about .'10 men of
Hie Seventh and Eighth Companies
of Infantry, stationed at Cami) Co
lumbia, near Mnriano, bad revolted
and escapod with their arms. Troops
are in pursuit. Lieut. Lnrrabia was
woundod while attempting to pre
vent the escape.
At Canas, Havana province, ac
cording to tho statement, Comman
der Jose Castillo was killed by
troops who were dispersing a group
of rebels. It. is alleged that. Castillo
was beading the uprising there.
In Santa Clara province, where
partial re-elections aro to take place
February 14, two small groups of
rebels are being pursued by govern
Many civilians and a few army
men have been arrested and war
rants have been issued for others.
The government is taking every
precaution to maintain order. Tho
chief of staff and his staff have taken
np quarters at the palace.
Note to ('nba from Washington.
Washington, Feb. 12.-An appeal
to the ('lilians not to plunge their
country Into another revolution bas
boon sent to Havana by Secretary
Lansing. Aroused to the realization
that the contested Presidential elec
tion in ('nba already had reached the
incipient stage of rebellion, the Stale
Department decided to issue to the
people an urgent Injunction to await
tho outcome of the voting and abide
by Lil?; decisions of their courts.
The communication was sent to
the American minister with the In
struction to have il published
throughout the Island,
The Cubans were reminded in the
message that dose electipns are not
uncommon in all countries, and that
in the United States tho selection of
the winning candidate ofton is de
termined only after a contest, the
case of Tilden and Hayes being cited
lt bas been reported that the op
position party had appealed to the
United States to supervise the spe
cial election that bas boen called for
February 14, but at the State De
partment it was denied that such re
quest bad been received. Through
the American minister at Havana it
was made clear that the American
govern ment would regret any neces
sity for forcible interference again
in Cuban affairs, but it was intimat
ed that the United States could not
countenance the recurrence of civil
WANTS TO MEET OLD COMRADES
Wi H. Rrony?eule, of Texas, Planning
to Attend Reunion.
Dallas. Texas, Feb. 8..Editor
Keowec Courier: lt is my intention
to attend tho reunion of United
Confederate Veterans at Washing
ton June 4. I will register at the
Texas headquarters, giving my name
and stopping place. ? am anxious
to meet my old soldier friends and
acquaintances from Seneca City, and
I ask that they, or any one of them,
call at said headquarters, and if I am
out at the time, to register their
names and stopping places In order
that I can look them up.
On my return from the reunion, 1
will stop off nt Seneca City about
June 1 0th, and will be glad to meet
any of my old friends ibero.
Texas will be well represented on
the reunion occasion. Many of the
old boys of the sixties from other
.States will bo there, and can be eas
ily located al Texis headquarters.
Respectfully, , w. B. Breazeale.
(Mr. Breazeale was a member of
the First South Carolina Ciflos.)
Hci-iifctoriY and Staff Off To-day.
Washington, Fob. 12.-Count and
Countess von Bornstorff said fare
well to-day to a host of personal
friends made during their eight
years in Washington. All day there
was a stream of callers at the em
bassy. The former ambassador, his
wife and the embassy staff, will leave
Washington for Now York late to
morrow night to sail for home Wed
nesday on the Danish linor Freder
MANY VI TENDED S. SCHOOL
Notable Increases ill Attendance
Were Made ut Various Churches.
Last Sunday was "Come-to-Suo
day-School Day," ?nd (ho noonie o'*
Walhalla seemed to take no little in
terest In tho event. And Walhalla
ls no moan Sunday school town ut
that. Wo give below tho regular eu
roli mont at tho various Sunday
schools of tho town, with tho attend
ance registered last Sunday. Thea?
llKuros aro as follows:
Enrollment. Cast Sun
Baptist .lit) 204
Lutheran .I 2 0 I 79
Presbyterian . . 120 1 4 l
Baptist . . ..12.-. OT?
Wesley a n
Mel hedi-it . .. f?0 2 s
Totals. 077 7 H.
Note lt is due the two Sunday
schools of the Vtctor-Monnghun vil
lage lo say that the DgurOs for thens
schools aro due to local conditions
there being many cases of measles
stiM in the village, and not a few
people convalescing, hut still unable
to go out.
At tho Helvick Hosiery Mill . vil
lage no Sunday school services wore
held last Sunday, nor. have there
been services there for a month or
more. This condition is due to the
epidemic of nieqsles that has pre
vailed to a greater or less extent dur
ing the past few. weeks. The aver
age attendance at this school prior
to the temporary closing was 20.
Tho records made were very grati
fying to tho different d?nominations
and their Sunday schools, lt ls felt
that great good bas been accomplish -
ed, not a little Interest having been
manifested on the part of those pres
ent last Sunday who bad not been
regular attendants for some time. A
goodly number of the "recruits" will
doubtless continue attending Cue
Wewtm J linter.
The Tugaloo Tribune gives the fol
lowing figures as the attendance in
tho Westminster Sunday schools:
Westminster Baptist . 312
Immanuel Baptist . 27S
First Baptist. Ul)
Presbyterian . 12'",
Wesleyan Methodist . !> i
Christian .'. BO
Knitting Mill . "ti
China Enters Protest.
A dispatch from* Poking states
that a stern protest against tho pres
ent mode of submarine warfare hy?
(ierniany luis been dispatched to
Berlin, After stating the case ;i
viewed by the government, the pro
"China, therefore, protests ener
getically to Germany against tho
measures proclaimed on February I,
and sincerely hopes that the rights
of neutral States will be respected
and that tho said measures will not
be carried out. If. contrary to ex
pectation, this protest be Ineffective.
China will be constrained, to its pro
found regret, to sever diplomatic re
lations. lt is unnecessary to add
that China's action ls dictated by t
desire to further peace and the mai'.i
tenance of international law."
Americans Ordered Leave Belgium.
Washington, Pet), 12.-Expulsion
by the German military authorities
of the American Commission for Re
lief In Belgium and Northern
France, after tts two and a ha;*'
years of devoted service, during
which tho greatest and most sustain
ed relief work in history was built,
up, waa officially reported to the
State Department to-day In a tele
gram front Ambassador Pago. In
London, The news was received
here with profound regret, the de
velopment being regarded as one or'
the most deplorable or the many de
plorable situations which havo re
suited from Germany's announce
ment of unrestricted submarine war
fare on January '.ll.
Cocuis from 1/ong Creek.
Long Creek, Feb. 13.-Special:
Miss Mary Taylor, of the academy,
spetit last Saturday and Sundny at
the home of Mrs. Thos. Hamey.
Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Henry, Mr.
and Mrs. M. L. Uamby and daugh
ter Mae, all of Whetstone, visited in
our community and attended Sunday
school hero last Sunday.
Julius Thrift, of this community,
was a recent guest at tho Uamby
home at Whetstone.
Charlie Phillips, of Montana, and
Clem Phillips, of Whetstone, were
visiting their sister, Mrs* John
Thrift, Saturday and Sunday. They
attended services at the academy
Indiana Going to Dry Column.
Indianapolis, Feb. 9.-Governor
Goodrich to-day slgnod tho State
wide prohibition bill making Indiana
drv on and after April I, 1918. The
law prohibits tho salo, manufacture,
giving away or advertisement of ail
alcoholic liquors, oxcopt pure grain
alcohol for chemical and medicina!
purposes and wino for sacramental